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Light it up! Testing period gets underway at Harbin Ice and Snow World

Sheng Li / Reuters

A horse-drawn carriage passes by ice sculptures during the light-testing period of the 13th Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, China, Dec. 25. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be officially launched on January 5, 2012.

Sheng Li / Reuters

Tourists visit ice sculptures during the lights testing period of the 13th Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin, Heilongjiang province on Dec. 25, 2011. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be officially launched on January 5, 2012.

If this picture leaves you wanting more, check out the images from last year's Harbin Ice and Snow World.